Did you know that Breguet was the most preferred watch of the Russian Tsars and it was also worn by Napoleon at Waterloo? Did you know that when Sir Edmund Hilary climbed Mt. Everest (the first human to conquer the mountain) in 1953 he wore Rolex Oyster? Watches were always linked with time, however time was not always connected to watches. Philosophers and scientists has been studying time for more than 2,500 years. “Veritum dies aperit” (Time discovers the truth) Seneca De Ira.
Hello. The story goes that Alberto Santos Dumont came out with the idea, since he did not have enough hands to consult his own pocket watch, while piloting his aerial machines. Cartier, hearing the suggestion, did the thing as he should.
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Sir Edmund Hilary did not wear a rolex. Both Rolex and Smith’s watches were sponsors of the expedition. Hilary chose to wear the English Smith’s Deluxe model watch. Smith’s are now defunct and Rolex have a better PR machine!
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